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Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 3

Okay, it’s day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January Release reveals and we’re switching gears. It’s SOOOOOOOOO FUN!!!!

Never Enough Dogs stamps and dies

Is this not the sweetest image ever!?! I just adore it and completely relate on a ridiculous level! Trust me, if there are animals at a place, that’s where I’ll be. You all can have the people. I love critters!

I went a little bold and dark for today’s card but it would be so easy to lighten things up changing the color palette. I also let myself have fun and creative license when coloring all these cute pups! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then went back to add a couple extra hearts to go with the fun little speech bubble too.

My background is started with distress oxide sprays in wilted violet and mermaid lagoon. I got these for Christmas and have been enjoying playing around with them. Once the panel was dry, I layered the Woofs stencil over top and blended a little black ink fading from the top left to lower right.

I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a black panel before adhering them to a card base. I die cut a rounded banner from the Banner Trio set and heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I added everything with foam squares.

For finishing touches today, I started with black glaze pen on all puppy eyes. Then glossy accents on all puppy noses and hearts. I also added that to the dots on the scarf and both medallions on the collars. Once the glaze pen was dry, I added the white highlight back to the two dogs that have them in the original stamped image.

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 2

Welcome back everyone! We’re moving along today to another sweet heart stamp set with coordinating dies.

Newton’s Heart stamps and dies

I had fun using patterned paper for by background yesterday so for today’s card I made a huge, wonderful crafty mess! It was glorious and made my heart happy. I hope you enjoy it too!

I started with teal cardstock and inked it up using the Bokeh Hearts stencil – first with wilted violet distress oxide ink. I made sure I had a good layer so these hearts really popped. Then for the second layer I added bubblegum glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb. After the panel was completely dry I spritzed and flicked water everywhere and let that dry. I was too clean still so then I came back with white paint and now I’m in love!

I stamped and colored Newton with copic markers, keeping him light and simple to pop against all the color in the background. I tried my best to match markers with the teal cardstock for my heart – BG13, BG32 and BG11 did the job pretty well.

I used the coordinating die to cut Newton out. Then I die cut my background panel with the second largest Frames Squared die and also cut a purple circle from the same set to go behind Newton.

To assemble my card, I wrapped twine around the square and tied it in a bow on the right side. Then I carefully added foam tape to the back, avoiding the twine and popped the panel up on a white card base. Then I did the same think with the purple circle and finally added Newton on top!

For finishing touches I simply added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans. I love all that texture and sparkle! It’s so fun!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Heart” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – January Release Reveals Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to be here to share the first Newton’s Nook Release of 2023! It’s adorable and packed full of fun! Let’s see what we get to reveal today!

Love & Chocolate and Love & Woofs paper pads

Puppy Heart stamps and dies

I had a blast with the paper pads along with today’s stamp and die reveal! To start let’s look at the card I created using Puppy Heart and the Love & Woofs paper pad together! It’s so fun!

To start my card today, I stamped and colored the sweet image from Puppy Heart with my copic markers. Then I went back and stamped the sentiment inside the heart and used the coordinating die to cut him out.

To create the background, I chose a piece of paper from the Love & Woofs paper pad and cut it in half at a diagonal. I flipped one over and adhered the two pieces to a white card base.

I die cut a scalloped circle from the Circle Frames dies out of iridescent vellum. I adhered the puppy with foam squares to the circle and hid tape runner behind him to attach the circle to the card front. Then I trimmed off the extra.

For finishing touches I just added sparkly twine to the left side of my card, tying it in a bow. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes and whisker dots and glossy accents to his nose. When the glaze pen was dry I added a white gel pen highlight back in.

Keeping with the puppy theme, here are a couple of bonus cards I created using just the Love & Woofs paper pad, along with the Paw Print shaker dies and Puppy Heart stamps for sentiments.

Again, I just cut the paper at an angle – two sheets this time so the angles were the same. I covered the seam with some silver glitter cardstock and popped the pawprints up with foam tape.

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Spellbinders – The Painter’s Garden

Welcome friends! I’m here today with a card featuring one of the new releases from Spellbinders in The Painter’s Garden release. These dies are stunning and create life-like florals so simply. The design of the dies makes it seamless and simple for you.

Today I am using the Carolina Allspice dies and can’t believe how these flowers just came to life as I colored and worked with each layer.

There is slight embossing on each die that should be cut more than once with a “x2” or “x3” depending how many you’ll need to accomplish the intended look. For this die set, for each stem it suggests you die cut x2 sets of flowers. So I did that from white cardstock to create two stems and coordinating florals.

I did a simple Google search to find out the general color of these flowers and started playing around with copic colors. For the blooms I landed on R59, R37 and R35 with YG03 for the tips of some. I did color both sides of the cardstock because these are 3D and you do see both sides.

For the foliage I used E77 and E74 for the branch and a very odd combo of YG95 and YG03 for a base with G28 for shadows and blended back out with YG95. After it worked for the first leaf I just kept repeating it for both sets. There could very well be an easier combo to accomplish something similar. However, I do find it therapeutic to color die cuts like these where you have no lines to worry about.

The background panel is hot foiled with rose gold foil and the Geometric Diamond plate, then blended color in using the coordinating stencil set and Lawn Fawn dye inks.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the I’ve Got You Covered stamp set. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I adhered the foiled background to a card base and added the Carolina Allspice branches with foam squares. I popped the sentiment up the same way and my card is all finished. Isn’t it just beautiful!?! I love the shiny foiling with the 3D florals together. So much visual texture and interest.

Products used today:
Carolina Allspice dies
Geometric Diamond hot foil plate
Layered Geometric Diamond stencils
I’ve Got You Covered stamps and dies
Hot Foil – rose gold
Foam squares
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Spellbinders – Thinking Of You Ducky

Hello again! I’m back with another card featuring the newly release Sprinkled With Love Collection from Spellbinders. Today I have a card using the adorable ducky from Duck With Umbrella. Not only is there a super cute duck but so many fun accessories to use with it!

To start, I took a moment to die cut a bunch of elements from Duck With Umbrella and used my liquid glue to assemble them all. I decided to pop the wing up with a foam square so it gave a little dimension and made it easier to place the umbrella too.

For the background, I foiled the Scattered Dot Pattern hot foil plate with the teal foil in the Spellbound variety pack. Then I took a scrap from the same color and foiled “thinking of you” from Everyday Sentiments II on white cardstock. To assemble my card, I trimmed the background to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a white card base. Then I popped the duck and sentiment up with foam squares too.

Isn’t she just the cutest thing!?! I had so much fun cutting and assembling her and can’t wait to create a bunch more duckies with different accessories! It’s going to be so fun!

Products used today:
Duck With Umbrella dies
Scattered Dot Pattern glimmer hot foil plate
Everyday Sentiments II hot foil plates
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls – Spellbound
Foam squares and tape
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Bear Hugs

Hello friends! It’s time for your weekly Pink & Main inspiration post! Today I went back and pulled out some super fun favorites to create with! I absolutely LOVE all of the long legged critters and squealed when I came across them as an idea for my card today.

This card came together really quickly and would be so fun to make a stack of to share with lots of friends! Quick tip: When I’m creating with these long legged cuties, I die cut my paper first and then arrange the stamp on that because those legs like to move and not line up correctly. Then I colored it with my copic markers and set it side to do a little die cutting.

I cut the background using stop sign cardstock and the polka hearts cover die. Then I glued it to a white card base with EZ Squeeze liquid glue. Next, I die cut the big hugs set from white cardstock and vellum. After adhering them together I decided for dimension, because I love dimension. So I cut the word from white cardstock 3 more times and adhered them to the original.

When playing around with placement I thought it would be fun to have the legs behind the word but his head poking around the side. So I added liquid glue to everything except his head where I added foam squares. Then I carefully layered everything together and to the card front.

I wrapped some glittery twine from my stash to the top and tied it in a bow before moving on to finishing touches.

For those I just added black glaze pen to his eyes, touch of gloss to his nose and stardust stickles to his cheeks. I think the stickles is one of my favorite parts to playing with these fun critters! I love their cheeks!

Products used today:
Bearly Wait stamps and dies
Big Hugs dies
Polka Hearts cover die
Stop Sign cardstock
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam squares
Touch of Gloss
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ellen Hutson – Hello, I Love You

Welcome everyone! This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook and I’m very honored and excited to be guest designing for Ellen Hutson’s January Valentine Release! It is packed full of so many amazing products and I have had so much fun creating with them. For the Instagram Release Hop I shared some projects with So Chewsy and Essential Hearts, so today I wanted to share inspiration with another set – Hello, I Love You. This one has super fun images to mix and match that give you an easy way to incorporate your sentiment with the images.

Sometimes I plan a card and get excited about the fun images, forgetting to make a place or even leave room after the fact for a sentiment. While this isn’t a horrible problem to have, it’s also fun and convenient when the sentiments are contained in your images.

To create my card today, I had a layout in mind but wasn’t sure if everything would fit how I wanted. When these occasions arise, I pull out a card base or piece of cardstock the size I’m looking to create on and play with my stamps. This helps decide how many images to stamp, and avoids doing all the work but not being able to accomplish the intended outcome too.

Here, I was hoping the speech bubble would fill the space in front of the mail truck and still keep the general square shape I was hoping to arrange my images in. Also, starting this I thought the mailbox would be enough on its own but it looked really empty until I added the envelopes to go with it. Now it looks like things are going to work great!

When I have limited time, too many options or lots of images I tend to plan out a color palette ahead of time and I make sure to keep it simple. Here I’ve kept to the basic red/yellow/blue primary color trio. To keep from things looking like a kindergarten drawing though, I chose a darker, gold/yellow, lighter pink/red and a bright blue for pop and interest. Then I threw in a light gray for shading and a couple simple colors for things like the tired and truck window. Otherwise, everything is using the same markers shown.

After coloring everything, I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and arranged them on my white panel. Doing this, I made two decisions. First, I wanted to pop it up on the card base because I really love dimension on my card. So I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches to create a little frame when it’s popped up. Then, second, I didn’t like all of the white space. I also really love texture. So I chose a blue ink close to my copic color choice and blended a little blob in the middle. Be forgiving when you do this. Most of it will be covered up. Also, when dye inks dry they even out and look nicer than you think they will.

For extra texture I smooshed the ink pad on an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and used a paintbrush to flick some splatters on the panel too. You could add watercolor or metallic paint at this point for extra shimmer too!

Once the panel was dry, I added it to a white card base with foam tape and then added my images with foam squares too. Another level of dimension. It keeps them from blending in to the background, along with the inking. Then all we have to do is decide on finishing touches.

This might seem like a really small thing but it can absolutely make your card stand out among the rest. This is when I add extra shine and shimmer. Usually Stickles or Glossy Accents, sometimes both depending on the feel of the card. Today I stuck to glossy accents on parts of all of the images. The girl’s shoes and hearts, then the postage stamp and gold details for the mailbox, finally on the truck the window, light, mirror and hubcaps.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and found something new to try in your cardmaking.

Products I used today:
Hey, I Love You stamps and dies
iCraft Foam Tape 1/16″
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares 1/2″ and 1/4″
Lawn Fawn Fish Tank ink
Twiddler’s Nook blending brush and color caps
Glossy accents

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Spellbinders – Showered With Love

Hi friends! I’m super excited to share a couple of projects with you featuring today’s Showered With Love release from Spellbinders! This collection is over the top adorable and was so much fun to create with! I have a pair of cards today and will be back with another one later this week.

These Raining Hearts dies pair perfectly with the Umbrella Bloom set and give you so many options to create! Today I used the actual raindrops for my background on both cards but there is also a version with heart shaped rain drops that is too cute!

First up, I used some distress oxide sprays to create a textured background. While that was drying I die cut the pieces for an umbrella and inked them all yellow. After inking I used liquid glue to assemble to pieces together.

I chose white glitter paper for the raindrops and tied it back in as the shadow for my sentiment. The background panel is popped up with foam tape and the umbrella is popped up as well. I glued the handle directly to the card front and popped the sentiment up too. This held the handle in place since I didn’t have foam small enough for the skinny handle.

For my second card, I used a peach cardstock, inked the edges with light orange and splattered it with the orange ink and white paint. I chose a melon cardstock for my umbrella and just inked the back layer with a similar color to give it some dimension and shadow.

This time I used blue cardstock for my raindrops and sentiment shadow. Everything is assembled the same except I glued the sentiment directly to the panel this time. I think both ways look nice.

Be sure to head to Spellbinders and check out the release! There is a sweet little ducky and the florals that go with the Umbrella Bloom I used today are stunning! So much versatility and fun to create with!

Products used today:
Umbrella Bloom dies
Raining Hearts dies

Distress Oxide Sprays – mermaid lagoon and cracked pistachio
Foam tape
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ellen Hutson – Chew Make Me So Very Happy

Hello again! I’m back to share that I’m guest designing for Ellen Hutson and the new Essentials by Ellen Valentine release! It’s absolutely incredible and I am having a blast working with it! The release is available now so click HERE to go shop! Then head to Instagram and hop with us for tons of inspiration!

Today I’m sharing a few projects with the new So Chewsy stamps and dies, plus the Essential Heart dies too! I have some simple tags that would be great for gift bags at school or maybe your office and a coordinating card and tag combo that would be perfect for a loved one or friend.

First, I stamped the images and sentiments for these tags with Catherine Pooler inks and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped the gumball up with a foam square. Then I cut a second gumball machine, punched a small hole through both layers and tied them with twine. This gives room on the black layer for a message and to/from, plus the string is long enough to tie around a goodie bag. Aren’t they so cute?!? I love these sentiments!

Next, I used some brighter Catherine Pooler inks to make a second set of gumball machines. One has a sentiment and the other does not so I could fill the shakers with different elements.

For the card, I cut a couple sizes of Essential Hearts and used the frame of one with the inside of the other to create a base for my gumball shaker. I heat embossed a sentiment on the vellum heart and layered everything on the Nordic Cross cover panel. I thought this gave some fun background texture.

Be sure to head to the Ellen Hutson shop and check out the whole release. It’s got so many different and wonderful products in it! You’re sure to find something wonderful! And be on the lookout next week for another guest post featuring one of the other new sets from the release.

Products used today:
EBE So Chewsy stamps and dies
EBE Essential Heart dies
EBE Nordic Cross cover die
EBE Mini Tag dies
EBE Small Sayings stamps
PPP Pearls – marshmallow
Catherine Pooler inks – spring fling and date night collections
Foam strips

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Happy Brr-thday! Action Wobbler

Hello everyone! I hope the first week of the new year is treating you amazing! I’m starting a new term designing for Newton’s Nook which makes my heart SO HAPPY! Today I’m on the blog with a fun, interactive winter birthday card. I think I have yet to create a card with either of the adorable snow angel images without putting them on action wobblers. It’s just so inviting and fun, I have to do it!

To start my card, I took a piece of white cardstock and blended distress oxide inks all over it in a rainbow of colors. Then I stamped and heat embossed the Snowfall Roundabout stamp in white. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry before die cutting it with the largest Circle Frame die. Then I stamped and colored Snow Angel Newton with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut him out too.

Then, I took another piece of white cardstock and taped it to the Snowfall stencil and spread iridesent glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through it. I set the panel aside to dry while I die cut and stamped my sentiment on a banner from Banner Trio dies. This sentiment came from the Snowman Roundabout stamps because I wanted to create a birthday card today.

Once the glitz gel was dry, I used the largest Frames & Flags die to cut it out. Then I started assembling all the layers. The glitz background is popped up on a teal panel with foam tape, then the rainbow circle was popped up the same way on that. I added the sentiment banner with foam squares and finally added Newton with an action wobbler.

For finishing touches I just added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans, along with the white parts of his hat.

This card is so adorable and just so fun! It’s great to start stocking my birthday card stash for the year too!

Products used today:
Snow Angel Newton stamps and dies
Snowfall Roundabout stamps
Snowman Roundabout stamps
Circle Frames dies
Frames & Flags dies
Banner Trio dies
Snowfall stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – iridescent
Thermoweb stencil pal
Thermoweb foam tape and squares
Glossy accents
Action wobbler
Distress Oxide Ink – any rainbow combo
Pink & Main embossing ink, powder and magic powder brush

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!